Dharamshala: Tibet Advocacy Section, Department of Information and International Relations, held an interactive session on the Voluntary Tibet Advocacy Group (V-TAG) with the participants of the Summer Tibetan Study Program for young students from North America and Europe in Sarah College at the invitation of the college.
During the two-hour session, Dukthen Kyi, Deputy Secretary and head of the Tibet Advocacy Section explained briefly about the V-TAG, while providing latest updates on the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) initiative to strengthen Tibet advocacy around the world.
She spoke in details about the aims and objectives, structure and functioning of V-TAG and how the initiative provides a platform and opportunities for every Tibetan to contribute to the collective cause of Tibet. She also requested participants to share about V-TAG within their friend circle so that more people will get to learn about the opportunity to contribute through V-TAG.
The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session. The participants shared their feedback reiterating the importance of V-TAG initiative as well as suggestions for improvement.
Dukthen Kyi was accompanied by Tenzin Kunkhen, V-TAG Regional Coordinator for Office of Tibet (OoT), North America and Ms. Rinchen, V-TAG Regional Coordinator for OoT Brussels, as well as OoT London and OoT Moscow. Both of them provided statistics and current updates on V-TAG membership in their respective V-TAG regions.
Initially, Tenzin Kunkhen was also going to briefly present on the current human rights situation in Tibet, and Ms. Rinchen on CTA’s Umaylam policy, but due to the participants’ active interaction and interest, much of the time went into questions and discussions on V-TAG. Copies of the books “Human Rights Violations: The Case of Tibet” and “Middle Way Approach – Umaylam” were distributed to the participants to further their knowledge on the respective subjects.
The meeting with participants of Summer Tibetan Study Program 2022 was organised by College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah.
-Filed by the Tibetan Advocacy Section, DIIR-